Course Duration: 30+ minutes
This online course looks at the skill of hard floor spray stripping. It examines everything that you need to know to perform this task, such as the equipment, the hazards involved and the procedure. It provides clear health and safety guidelines for cleaners to help them work without risks to property, themselves or others.
Hard floor spray stripping is the process of removing all the finish that may be on the floor and refinishing it to return it to a ‘like new’ state. Floor stripping is one of the most labour, chemical, and equipment intensive tasks for cleaners to undertake. Employers have a legal duty to ensure the health and safety for cleaners and anyone else that may be affected by this type of work.
Hard Floor Spray Stripping
This Hard Floor Spray Stripping course comprises the following sections:
- Getting set up
- Safety checks
- Preparing the floor for stripping
- Reapplying the floor polish
- Drying the floor
- Finishing up
By taking this course, users will have a greater awareness of:
- Equipment needed for the task of hard floor spray stripping
- Steps to get set up for hard floor spray stripping
- Pre-use inspection checks of equipment
- Steps to perform the task of hard floor spray stripping with the rotary floor machine
- How to finish up this task safely
Why Hard Floor Spray Stripping Training is Vital
The task of hard floor spray stripping presents a variety of hazards to cleaners. This includes exposure to hazardous chemicals; manual handling; and slips, trips, and falls, as well as exposure to electrical hazards. Anyone undertaking this task must be provided with training to ensure they are able to work without undue risks to themselves or anyone else in the vicinity.
This course supports meeting the legal duty of employers to provide adequate training for workplace risks.
Benefits of Hard Floor Spray Stripping Course
- RoSPA assured
- Supports compliance with relevant health and safety legislation
- High-quality video
- Short quizzes to support retention
- Course certificate on successful completion
|Study length||30+ minutes|
|Approval body||RoSPA assured|
|Target Audience||All cleaning staff – awareness|
|Format||One interactive module with an end of course test|
|Assessment||Online multiple-choice test|
|Certification||Online certificate issued immediately on course completion|
|Certification validity duration||3 years|
Frequently Asked Questions
Floor stripping removes old polishes and ingrained dirt particles from the floor, using a stripping solution and an abrasive stripping pad. After that, polish is re-applied to the floor to protect it.
The 200 RPM, lower speed setting, is used to strip floors. There are also machines that are specifically designed for floor stripping. These are slow-speed machines that go up to 200 revolutions per minute.
Yes, you need proper training to operate a rotary floor machine because it poses severe health hazards. Therefore, it is recommended not to operate it unless you have received face-to-face instruction on using one.
The rotary floor machine accessories include a drive disc and floor pad. Floor pads come in different colours, which signify what task they are designed to be used for. For example, floor pads for stripping are generally coloured black, brown, or green. Residual Current Device or RCD is also required if your risk assessment calls for one.
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